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Jan 28, 2013 4:30am EST
. >> thank you, danella. >>> the faster you drive, the more gas you burn shrinking your car's fuel economy across the board. researchers from the oak ridge national laboratory in tennessee found increasing from 50 to 60 miles per hour will cut fuel economy by 12%. your fuel economy will drop 14% as you go from 60 to 70 miles an hour. and it will drop 16% if you hit 80 miles an hour. the national average for regular gas rose four cents over the weekend. aaa reports the national average at $3.34 a gallon for regular unleaded. in d.c., it's $3.57. in maryland, it's $3.39 right now and in virginia, it's averaging about $3.26 a gallon. in virginia, that average is $3.49. >>> virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli is working on bipartisan legislation to make it easier to appear on the commonwealth's election ballot. cuccinelli wants to cut the number of required signatures in half from 10,000 to 5,000. he also wants to allow rejected candidates to be able to appeal the decision before the state board of elections. cuccinelli says the changes are in response to the 2012 election where many pres
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 6:00am EST
. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ >>> virginia attorney general is being called a hero for saving a truck driver from her flaming big rig. it happened yesterday afternoon along i-64. he was returning to richmond when he saw a semi truck whose back tires were on fire. he got the driver's attention and discovered she had an injury and couldn't move very well. he got her out of the cab, grabbed a fire extinguisher, and put that fire out. the woman, who is from kentucky, said she had no idea virginia's attorney general helped to save her. >>> there's a reason people call him super mayor. newark, new jersey, mayor cory booker is making headlines this morning. thursday night someone tweeted booker letting him know there was a dog outside wandering on a frigid night. booker and police went over to the scene and caught the dog. the dog had apparently just had puppi puppies and somehow got out. booker ha
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00am EST
economy. shartia brantley live with that story and more. good morning, shartia. >> good morning, aaron. more and more americans are putting off retirement. new census data shows the share of people 65 and oemder in the workforce rose from 12.1% in 1990 to 16.1% in 2010. the increase is larger for women. more than 40% of people 65 and older are working full-time. the census projects the older working population will grow by two thirds by 2040 when one in five americans will be at least 65 years old. so what's behind this trend? well, a survey by the employee benefit research institute finds 13% of people who delay retirement say they're doing so because they cannot afford to stop working. meanwhile, consumers may score big on super bowl tv deals. prices on big flat screen tvs have steadily dropped as they become cheaper to make. you typically see a 10 to 15% drop in the weeks leading up to the game. but there's a tradeoff. you're largely buying last year's leftovers. manufacturers show off muest tvs at the consumer electronics show and those usually don't hit the stores until march. so
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
continuing to build the economy, about the need for cutting the deficit and we know, too of his main legislative issues that he wants to strike on are both immigration and gun violence. let me tell you, star studded performers coming to the stage here today. beyonce will be here singing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will be here and james taylor will be singing america the beautiful. really nice moment here yesterday during the rehearsals. he came out, james taylor came out to rehearse and the tabernacle choir, they were up on the steps and he paid a little visit to them. they were applauding. their big moment comes later today when they'll be performing for the millions who will watch this inaugural ceremony. reporting live from the capitol, julie carey, back to you. >> julie thanks so much. >>> you won't see much grass on the front yard today. there were huge plastic panels put down that will cover much of the green. this is to protect the muly planted grass there. the park service spent $16 million over the past year and a half to replace trampled and battered grass on the n
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 5:00am EST
economy's health. the senate could vote as soon as tomorrow. >>> this morning, investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that forced a family of nine out of their townhouse in prince george's county. the fire broke out last night on empress way in bowie. chopper 4 flew over the scene. that fire burned all three floors. nobody was hurt. investigator think the fire may have started in the chimney or fireplace. >>> and this morning, we also know a mother and daughter died in that house fire. we first told you about it yesterday. this is on manor road in falls church, virginia. this is cell phone video showing that fire burning the front of the house there. neighbors say they heard an explosion and two brief screams about 3:30 yesterday morning. the identities of the victims have not been released. both were hearing impaired, we understand. the mother was a professor at gallaudet university. investigators are trying to determine what caused the explosion and the fire. >>> today we could find out if construction will begin soon on new school buildings in fairfax county. the c
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 6:00am EST
especially pleased. this is a great time for them. >> with the region's economy improving, the country's economy improving, it would seem that maybe the rising tide would raise allhopes. are things improving any for your populations? >> we have increasing numbers. those coming to us seeking help, shelter, food, supplemental servic services. we have not seen that. >>> what are the greatest problems you're facing at this particular time sm. >> our client find hard to find affordable housing to balance the bills that they have to pay along with buying up food and other basic necessities. we're able to help supplement. >> mr. cook, the city is an expensive place to live now. we're seeing more and more families not just the poor and needy being forced out. middle class families having a tough time finding place to live. >> absolutely. we get -- there are a number of guests who come in who are participating in our work program, for example. individuals who perhaps economic reasons who are working, have a job and but they have no place to stay. we have put together a work program that will al
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